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Re: [TowerTalk] Actual LP Performance vs Tribanders

To: Tom Rauch <>, "w3frg" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Actual LP Performance vs Tribanders
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 21:07:38 -0400
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At 08:51 PM 6/25/2004, Tom Rauch wrote:

> Gentlemen, Measuring the F/B of any HF antenna in the
E-Plane only, is
> at best a guess. The only true way to know the real F/B is
measuring it
> in the H-Plane, and there is the problem.

I'll second that comment. The worse possible way to measure
horizontally polarized HF or lower frequency antennas is at
large distances over earth. The longer the distance, the
more likely you are to have an error.

But let's ask a practical question. If you are trying to evaluate a horizontally polarized antenna, either versus another or more generally, won't the relative signal to a station a mile or two away. as you rotate the antenna, give you some indication?

73, Pete N4ZR
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